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We Were Always Leaving

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dc.contributor.advisor Brand, Dionne
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez Machado, Ana
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-30T21:27:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-08
dc.date.created 2017-08-17
dc.date.issued 2017-08-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11476
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a novel about three generations of a Cuban family in San Juan de los Palotes, a fictional town on the north coast of Cuba. The novel spans more than eight decades and follows six characters—Guadalupe, Rafael, Luz, Liliana, Manolito, and Yoliana—as each of them tells the story of their life. The novel investigates each character’s desire to escape their circumstances and the consequences of that desire; the ways in which the ghosts of each generation haunt the next; the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves; and the inevitability of family. Each character’s relationship with the town of San Juan de los Palotes is complicated; they spend their lives balancing on the tightrope between leaving and staying, never here and never there, ni aquí ni allá. Because of the bilingual nature of the project and its author, Spanish words and phrases are scattered throughout the text. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Constance Rooke Scholarship; College of Arts' Graduate Travel, Research, and Creation Fund en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title We Were Always Leaving en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Creative Writing en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Fine Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
dc.description.embargo 2999-01-01
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